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Qing Shan Tang

Tonglizhen, Wujiang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China


Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi (energy) in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.

Never heard of it? Neither had I. But willing to try pretty much anything to de-pretzel my aching body after being cooped up on a plane for too long, I was happy to hand myself over for a demonstration. The treatment felt like a combination of massage, acupressure, energy work and heat. The results were astounding. Every single person in our group felt a solid positive change.

Moxibustion is rarely performed outside of China, so if you're up for a different, healing experience after crossing continents, this is for you. The Moxibustion Institute, where I went, only teaches the technique, but there are two approved Moxibustion treatment places in Suzhou:

Fan Chang Wei Cao Tang (same name, two locations)
–No. 1088 Song Tao Jie, Xie Tang Lao Jie (Phone: +86 18114645446)
–Room 6, Block 11, Tian Yu Hua Yuan, Xing Han Jie (Phone: +86 18013519777)
As a reference, the treatments cost around RMB 188-288 per hour, per person.

>>>A heartfelt xièxiè (谢谢) to the incredible and extremely hardworking teams at Suzhou Municipal Tourism Administration and PHG Consulting for a fascinating 4 days in Suzhou, China.
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